This is a thought that’s been on my mind, ever since I’ve been curious to discover more about my cultural roots. I’ve wanted to take a DNA test, but have been hesitant to do so. My family background originates from China, with my grandparents originating from Shanghai, Hunan and Xiamen. My parents and one grandparent … More How Do You Identify Yourself?
I saw the American Asian tag by Amy, and thought it’d be interesting to do a Taiwanese Kiwi one. In general, I think a lot of aspects may relate with many Kiwi Asian’s. I feel that a lot of the experiences that each individual goes through, can make them a stronger person. I think Asian’s … More Growing Up As A Taiwanese Kiwi
Everyone has a different experience growing up, and we have a mixture of cultures in New Zealand. This is sort of a continuation of thoughts and experiences from my previous post here. A little background about me is that I was born and raised in New Zealand, and spent most of my life living by … More Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand
If you’re an Asian who was born and raised in a Western country, the question on whether you feel more this or that can be a difficult one. As someone who grew up in New Zealand, it’s my natural response to say that I’m from New Zealand. I’ve never lived in Taiwan long term and … More Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi
It’s always a sensitive issue to write about race, culture, sexuality, gender and so forth. But, I just thought to do my self justice, it would be nice to let some of my interesting experiences over the nineteen years of life be shared in the digital world. I wanted to add some snippets of funny … More Thoughts On Being A Taiwanese Kiwi